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Global Climate Change

Learn more about: Paris Agreement, human-caused climate change, greenhouse gases, renewable energy, carbon pollution, deforestation, climate change …

Climate Change

Josette Sheeran On Ending Hunger

Our generation is the first in history with enough resources to eradicate hunger worldwide. And Josette Sheeran, head of the UN World Food Programme, …

U.S. Dept. of State

Hunger in a World of High-Tech Farming

To illustrate AGCO's commitment, Richenhagen told the audience that the company had recently changed its mission statement, which used to call for …

$3.4bn to help tackle hunger and achieve the SDGs, but is this enough?

We are living in a world where 815 million people go to bed hungry every night, 155 million children are too short for their age, 52 million children …

Sustainability

One State's First Lady Is Leading the Fight Against Child Hunger

Dorothy McAuliffe has spent most of her time as the first lady of Virginia trying to make sure low-income children are fed before and during the …

Homelessness

Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Hollywood Africans: a complex history lesson

Through a mix of street art and ab-ex stylistic tics – and references to slavery and Hattie McDaniel – the late artist attacks the lack of film roles for black talent<p><b>Look and listen</b><p>Jean-Michel Basquiat’s painting is both an indictment and a statement of intent. Against shouty yellow, words …

Obituary: Vancouver artist Richard Hambleton remembered for fake crime scene outlines

One writer called Richard Hambleton the “forgotten father of street art.” Others said he was “a sick jokester” and the creator of “scary sidewalks” …

Art

The most influential public art in New York City history

It would not be a stretch to say that public art saved New York City.<p>The first pieces of public art began came along in 1967, at a time when the city …

Art

Shepard Fairey: 'I’m not going to be intimidated by identity politics'

Is the world-famous street artist guilty of cultural insensitivity? As his new exhibition opens in Los Angeles he doesn’t think he’s got a case to answer<p>There are inherent contradictions to being a commercially successful street artist, and Shepard Fairey will be the first to tell you. “I critique …

Hate in America: Where it comes from and why it's back

<i>To better understand the current spike in bigotry and hate in the United States, Yahoo News interviewed historians, sociologists, psychologists and</i> …

Rights & Freedoms

I’m A White Mother Of A Black Son, And I Won’t Stop Talking About Racism

“Do you think you’d care as much about racism or talk about race as much if I was white?”<p>My son asked me this at 7:45 a.m. in the car on the way to …

Parenting

Childbirth is killing black women in the US, and here's why

<b>(CNN) —</b> It was her second time lying numb in a hospital bed in North Bergen, New Jersey, with blood streaming down her legs and fear creeping into her heart.<p>At that moment, Timoria McQueen Saba thought to herself, "there's no way in the world that I'm the only woman who had this happen," she …

Pregnancy

In Trump’s America, Homophobe Blake Shelton Is the ‘Sexiest Man Alive’

People are not happy that ‘The Voice’ judge was named People’s ‘Sexiest Man Alive,’ given his history of racism and homophobia.<p>Blake Shelton was just …

Blake Shelton

Jungle tribes untouched by modern civilisation

<b>They are among the Amazon's last uncontacted tribes and have avoided contact with modern civilisation by hiding in the deepest recesses of the …

Powerful Photos of Vanishing Indigenous People Across The Globe

<i>The Chukchi, Siberia. © Jimmy Nelson BV Courtesy teNeues.</i><p>Putting aside a successful career, British photographer Jimmy Nelson embarked on a …

Ruins Around the World

The remnants of our ancestors are speckled across the planet, waiting to be admired. Some are still eagerly waiting to be discovered and have their …

Archaeology

Underground cemetery project looks to the past for the graveyard of the future

A project currently underway in Jerusalem to build the first underground cemetery in Israel in millennia is a finalist for an International …

Israel

Historic Black Burial Ground ‘Disrespected And Disregarded,’ Protesters Say

B<b>lack cemeteries, some of them centuries-old relics, are at the center of controversies today.</b><p>In the latest instance, demonstrators rallied on Sunday …

Rights & Freedoms

Scientists Evaluate Acoustics of Ancient Greek Theaters

EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS—According to a report in <i>Live Science</i>, Eindhoven University of Technology researchers mapped the acoustic qualities of ancient …

Athens

Live Science

Spiritual discovery<p>This statue of a bodhisattva (an individual who seeks enlightenment) is one of over 260 statues that was discovered buried near …

Archaeology

Archaeologists Find Traces of What Could Be the Oldest Wine in the World

Humankind has enjoyed wine for a long time—since the early Neolithic period, at least, judging from ancient residue on prehistoric pottery shards …

Archaeology

Kaali Meteorite Crater Field

Mysterious craters may have been home to an ancient cult.<p>Kaali, on the Estonian island of Saaremaa, is the site of the last giant meteorite impact to …

Earth Science

Tasmanian treasure: Rare 17th-century map of Australia resurfaces

A rare map of Australia from the 17th century —before Europeans had fully explored the continent —resurfaced after 350 years. Now, it's finally been restored and put on public display in Australia's capital, Canberra.<p>Dutch cartographer Joan Blaeu created the map called "Archipelagus Orientalis," or …

Archaeology

Early Medieval Farming Village Unearthed Near Famed Viking Site

Archaeologists in Denmark have unearthed the remains of a 1,500-year-old farming village near the famed Viking site of Jelling in central Jutland.<p>The …

Archaeology

Archaeologists find well-preserved mummy in Egypt

CAIRO — A Russian archaeological team has discovered a well-preserved mummy from the Greco-Roman period in a wooden coffin south of Cairo, Egypt’s …

Archaeology

Hundreds of skeletons reportedly found on 'Murder Island'

Beneath the sand of this picturesque island chain lies a brutal and bloody past that’s still being unearthed.<p>Scientists are still discovering full skeletons that lay buried in the little-known “Murder Island” almost 400 years after Australia’s first and biggest mass murder, 60 Minutes reports.<p>The …

Archaeology